Beijing Backpacking, Day 11: Another Brick in The Wall

IT’S A TWO-AND-A-HALF hour drive to the Simatai section of the Great Wall from Beijing. My friends and I opted for this longer and considerably more expensive trek as the closer Badaling section attracts more tourists and gives less variety. And to be fair, this section was no less awesome than expected – it went … More Beijing Backpacking, Day 11: Another Brick in The Wall

Metro Manila: Two worlds in one kilometre

What can you see here? ¬†Sometimes the signs of economic contrast and inequality in Metro Manila are all too apparent. ¬†In the background, Rockwell is one of many new developments that have flourished around the metropolis, signalling the Philippines’ entry into the global economy as an emerging market and the rising middle class that comes … More Metro Manila: Two worlds in one kilometre